‘Di na siya nakapagpigil!' Robredo supports daughter’s tweet lambasting the admin for polio’s revival

Vice President Leni Robredo/photo courtesy of OVP 

Manila, Philippines - Vice President Leni Robredo came to rescue her daughter Tricia, after a tweet criticizing the administration on the return of measles, dengue and polio all in the same year.

Robredo explained in her radio show “Biserbisyong Leni” Sunday (September 22), the issue of vaccine-preventable diseases are close to Tricia’s heart since she is studying medicine.

“Sa isyu sigurong ito, hindi niya napigil iyong sarili niya kasi sino ba naman iyong hindi mahahabag di ba? Iyong measles bumalik, iyong dengue nag-spike, iyong polio after 19 years bumalik— na lahat naman ito preventable by vaccination di ba?” she said.

In her twitter post last September 19, Tricia Robredo slamming the administration for spreading fear and fake news on the re-emerging of vaccine-preventable diseases.

“Measles, dengue, and polio all in one year When you run a nation with fear and fake news, and use health for your personal political wars. Sinong talo? ‘Yung mga pinangakuan ninyo ng pagbabago,” she said.

The Vice President is blaming the Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III for spreading fear of vaccination for the resurgence of polio after 19 years.

“Kaya sino naman iyong hindi talaga ma… ano nga… mahahabag, maiinis, na dahil ginawang political issue yung health, iyong mga kabataan natin iyong kailangang sumalo ng problema ng matatanda,” she said.

Meanwhile, Public Attorney’s Office chief Persida Acosta is allegedly the reason for escalating fear of vaccination among parents since she blamed the anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia for the deaths of several children despite lack of scientific evidence.

Because of Acosta’s statements on Dengvaxia vaccine have eroded the DOH’s reputation and affected trust in vaccines.

Robredo added, she is hopeful that the government will augment its vaccination campaign to stop the revival of polio and other vaccine-preventable diseases.

Source: Politiko

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